Web Intents: Follow doesn't resolve properly on mobile when using user_id parameter


#1

Attempting to use: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/intents#follow-intent

Docs recommend using https://twitter.com/intent/user with user_id=[id] parameter instead of ?screen_name=[name] whenever possible. On desktop, this resolves perfectly, but on mobile, it resolves to mobile.twitter.com/user?user_id=[id] instead of the profile.

Example:
Works on desktop, breaks on mobile: https://twitter.com/intent/user?user_id=19247844
Works on both: https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=glamourmag

As a test, I used https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=glamourmag&user_id=19247844 which seems to work on both, but could have other problems.

Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks!


#2

Hi Sean,

Thanks for the report and apologies for the error. We pushed a fix for this yesterday afternoon and user_id links should now work as expected on mobile.

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#3